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Scott Bader-Saye to Lead Seminary of the Southwest

Adapted from a Seminary of the Southwest announcement

Seminary of the Southwest’s board of trustees has unanimously elected Dr. Scott Bader-Saye as the ninth dean and president. He will begin serving in the role on July 1.

“Seminary of the Southwest is a remarkable community of learning and formation, and it is an honor to be selected as the next dean and president,” Bader-Saye said. “I have no doubt that we will continue the significant momentum that the seminary has built in recent years, and I look forward to navigating the opportunities and challenges that will come our way.”

“In an open and competitive search including other leaders in theological education, Dr. Scott Bader-Saye rose to the top because of his proven leadership in a number of essential areas: nurturing and supporting beloved community and a culture of belonging; advancement and fund development; and visioning and strategic planning that extends to all areas of our seminary,” said the Rt. Rev. Kathryn M. Ryan, chair of the board of trustees and Bishop Suffragan of Texas.

Dr. Bader-Saye joined the faculty of Seminary of the Southwest as the Helen and Everett H. Jones Chair in Christian Ethics and Moral Theology in 2009 and has served as academic dean since 2013.

The Very Rev. Cynthia Briggs Kittredge, the seminary’s eighth dean and president, concludes her term on June 30, a decision she announced in October 2023.


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